The Birth, Baby & Family Practice…

Birth, Baby & Family is a small practice and it is all about providing good antenatal classes, postnatal support and ongoing parent support through group and 1:1 sessions.

Parent support is at the heart of everything I do: with reassurance, a listening ear, information & ideas, confidence boosts, professionalism and a warm welcome – from pregnancy and throughout
family life.

“Janine has a rare gift, on the one hand down to earth and no-nonsense, while on the other kind and wise – coupled with sharp intelligence, fantastic knowledge and the ability to really listen. Did I mention she makes a mean pot of tea as well?”

For pregnancy & birth

Pregnancy Relax & Breathe: An informal session for pregnant women to switch off, relax, ease anxiety, de-stress and learn simple breathing skills.

Antenatal Course: A 5 session course of essential information & practical skills for first time parents to be better prepared for birth and a new baby.

Relax & Breathe for Birth: A specialist session to develop and practise effective breathing and relaxation skills for labour & birth – to stay calm, to work with your contractions and to control any panic or anxiety.

1:1 Birth Consultations: For pregnancy and birth, birth debrief, anxieties and concerns and getting ready for your baby.

For parents

The Mum Session: a monthly drop-in session for mums who are in need of some additional support because of exhaustion, low mood, anxiety or isolation.

The Baby Session: A relaxing weekly group for mums with babies – conversation, friendships, offloading, support and reassurance for all things baby and being a mum.

Family Café: A drop-in session for parents and grandparents with babies, toddlers and preschoolers – conversation, play, activities, sensory den, pots of tea, cake and fresh coffee plus information, support and reassurance when you need it.

Baby Massage: A relaxing way to round off the week, this is a lovely Friday afternoon of massage, tea, cake and conversation.

Weaning Workshop: Practical information and ideas to take the stress out of introducing solid food.

1:1 Parent Support: For pregnancy and birth, for parenting issues from babies to teenagers, for being a parent, for being a grandparent and for you to focus on you.

parenting website

In addition to working directly with parents, I write and edit this website so I can bring parents real and honest information and experiences through its pages and blog posts. This site is about different parent voices, it is about the huge range of normal within parenting, it is about the challenges of parenting children of all ages and it is about the harder issues of babyloss and parenting with mental health issues as well as celebrating all that is good about being a parent.

As a practitioner, this site is about boosting the confidence and wellbeing of parents and it is about good information, different perspectives, support, reassurance and coping strategies.

“It is always a great read, with different perspectives and there’s always something to give me information and to make me feel better!”


The Labour & Birth Handbooks

I have written a range of practical Labour & Birth Guides.

They accompany all of my birth preparation sessions and they can be bought by all expectant parents.


brilliant baby businesses

The Birth, Baby & Family Business Network

I work with a selection of family-friendly businesses from Newcastle & Tyneside who are professional, reliable, brilliant and who come recommended to me. These include professional services, brilliant groups and classes and products.


get in touch

Connect and interact

For information, questions and reassurance…

Instagram: @birthbabyandfamily

Twitter: @BirthBabyFamily

Facebook Page: @birthbabyandfamily

Facebook Group: Birth, Baby & Family Community

If you have any queries, just send me a message…

Janine x
specialist in pregnancy, birth and parent support



About Janine 664 Articles
As an experienced and qualified practitioner, I specialise in pregnancy, birth and parent support - my aim is to listen, inform, support and reassure when needed. I have worked with parents since 2002 and I set up Birth, Baby & Family in 2011 to provide good information, different voices and links to the best products and services for families.